Highlanders warm up for Reds clash

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 07:28
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: A Highlanders squad, less its international players, has been named to take on the Crusaders in a warm up match in Timaru. 

The squad includes a number of provincial players from Otago and Southland to bolster the squad. 

The game will serve as important build up for the Highlanders Super Rugby round 17 game against the Reds on Friday, July 14.

Head coach Tony Brown has named a starting XV, but all of the squad will get game time.

Highlanders: 15 Josh Ioane, 14 Gavin Stark, 13 Sio Tomkinson, 12 Rob Thompson, 11 Tevita Li, 10 Fletcher Smith, 9 Kayne Hammington, 8 Luke Whitelock, 7 James Lentjes, 6 Gareth Evans, 5 Jackson Hemopo, 4 Tom Franklin, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Ash Dixon (captain), 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown.
Replacements - from: Greg Pleasants-Tate, Flynn Thomas, Aki Seiuli, Craig Millar, Guy Millar, Alex Ainley, Joe Wheeler, Elliot Dixon, Adam Knight, Dan Pryor, Josh Renton, Liam Howley, Teihorangi Walden, Thomas Umaga-Jensen, Jona Nareki.

Date: Thursday, July 6
Venue: Alpine Energy Stadium, Timaru
Kick-off: 15.00 (03.00 GMT)
Referee: TBC
Assistant referees: TBC
TMO: TBC

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